Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum, Author at New Life Outlook

About Lana

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice on various chronic illness and medical topics.

Lana holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies and has worked for over 16 years as a legal assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time and trying to keep up with her two sons – ages 8 and 17, taking care of her cat, embarrassing her teenager, exploring nature and historical sites, and visiting her local Amish country.

You can find Lana’s most recent work at Upwell, Mango Health, the Pain News Network, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today and News Medical.

You can see more of Lana on here website here.

Lana's Work

rheumatoid arthritis facts

Rheumatoid Arthritis by the Numbers: Facts and Statistics

Learning more about RA is your key to understanding the condition further. We've gathered all the rheumatoid arthritis facts and statistics for you to know.
by Lana Barhum on September 26, 2017
Complications Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

How To Cope When RA Complicates Your Life

Find out about the possible complications of rheumatoid arthritis including the physical and emotional difficulties of the condition.
by Lana Barhum on August 31, 2017
Friendships and Rheumatoid Arthritis

How Chronic Illness Changes Friendships

"The circumstance of being sick showed me what true friends look like and that there wasn’t any room in my life for anything less."
by Lana Barhum on June 2, 2017
Pursuing Dreams with Chronic Illness

Pursuing Your Dreams Despite Illness

Rheumatoid arthritis doesn't have to control your life. Despite managing your symptoms and limitations related to RA, you can still achieve your dreams.
by Lana Barhum on May 19, 2017
Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability

What to Know About Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The pain that comes with rheumatoid arthritis can make working very difficult. To learn about applying for disability benefits for RA, read on.
by Lana Barhum on May 5, 2017
Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

What It’s Like Receiving a Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is not uncommon for RA patients to see several doctors and even get misdiagnosed before they eventually find out they have RA.
by Lana Barhum on April 6, 2017
Natural Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Holistic Approach to RA Treatment Could Bring Better Relief

Natural treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, including mind/body practices and supplements, can bring relief when combined with conventional treatment.
by Lana Barhum on March 22, 2017